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Cheyenne placed under high wind watch


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Extreme winds in Saturday’s forecast have led the National Weather Service in Cheyenne to place the area on a high wind watch for most of the day.

According to the NWS in Cheyenne, the watch goes into effect at 10 a.m. and lasts until 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Today will start windy and only get windier as the day unfolds, with south-southwest winds of 15–25 mph in the morning increasing to 30–40 mph in the late afternoon. Winds could gust as strong as 60 mph, the NWS in Cheyenne reports.

The day will begin sunny, though rain clouds will start to move in and the area will see a 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon, likely after 4 p.m.

At night, there will be a chance of rain and snow before 10 p.m., which will then grow to a likelihood of snow close to midnight. Temps are expected to fall to a low of about 23 degrees.

Sunday brings with it a 50% chance of snow, despite a high of 41 degrees. Conditions will again be windy, with a west wind moving into the area at 20–30 mph and gusting at up to 45 mph.